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jueves, 7 de junio de 2012

Honduras: The Bloodiest Nation In The World

Honduras: The Bloodiest Nation In The World:
Earlier this year, the Honduran navy stopped a submarine off the coast carrying five tons of cocaine that was destined for American noses. But the socials ills Honduras suffers from -- narcotics trafficking, widespread poverty, the easy availability of ...


International Business Times

New York Times: A newspaper for the one-percenters

New York Times: A newspaper for the one-percenters:
The poverty line for a family of four is $23050. Some Hublot Big Bang watches cost more than that. Dwyane Wade knows what time it is. "I probably own 15 watches at any time," he told the New York Times Magazine in a feature last Sunday.


Chicago Reader

Haitians are key to overcoming daunting challenges, archbishop says

Haitians are key to overcoming daunting challenges, archbishop says: ... by debilitating poverty, a largely unresponsive government and the aftereffects of a devastating earthquake, Haitians themselves are their country's greatest resource for renewal and development, said Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami.

Homophobic Radio Host Bryan Fischer Compares Gays to Miami Zombie

Homophobic Radio Host Bryan Fischer Compares Gays to Miami Zombie:
It was really only a matter of time before some high profile, right wing homophobe somehow decided to connect the Miami zombie attack to gays. Their thought process must be, "Something horrible happened? Well, obviously somehow the ...


Miami New Times (blog)

Colombia grants 30% mortgage subsidy for poor

Colombia grants 30% mortgage subsidy for poor: On Wednesday the Colombian Senate approved the Priority Interest Housing (VIP) Bill which will allow families living in extreme poverty, delineated by strata one, to own their homes. The bill now has to pass through the Chamber of Representatives in ...


Korvette store founder Eugene Ferkauf dies in NYC

Korvette store founder Eugene Ferkauf dies in NYC: A judge has ordered the US Department of Justice to indicate whether it will seek the death penalty for a Rhode Island inmate in a legal tug-of-war between the governor and federal prosecutors. A judge has ordered the US Department of Justice to ...

American Indian and Alaska Native Students Offered Career Help

American Indian and Alaska Native Students Offered Career Help:
By Charlene Cooper American Indian and Alaska Native students hoping to pursue medical careers are being offered financial help to do so. The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) was given a $100000 matching grant by the Shakopee ...


Jobs & Hire

Bucking the Trend: Poverty Reduction and Inequality in Latin America

Bucking the Trend: Poverty Reduction and Inequality in Latin America: Interestingly, this phenomenon -- mobility out of poverty accompanied by higher income concentrations and persistent inequality -- is evident in all regions of the world, with the exception of one: Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)

Poverty Calculator Highlights Hurdles Facing Poor

Poverty Calculator Highlights Hurdles Facing Poor: Imagine a single, unemployed mother of two children -- an infant and a 4-year-old preschooler. She's unskilled and her work options, at least at the outset, involve jobs paying at or near the federal minimum wage: $7.25 an hour. In an ideal world, ...

Cuban police arrest top aide to parliament president

Cuban police arrest top aide to parliament president: MIAMI — The top aide to the president of Cuba's parliament, Ricardo Alarcon, and his wife - both former intelligence agents - are in police custody in a case that might well be aimed at ousting Alarcon, according to a Havana colleague.


Youth boxing hits the streets in Venezuela program

Youth boxing hits the streets in Venezuela program: CARACAS, Venezuela – Migadalia Flores was worried about raising her 13-year-old son in a poor Caracas neighborhood where teenage boys often drift into crime. So she sent him to fight. Her son, Miguel Uzcategui, is now a standout among the youths who ...

School Closures and Accusations of Segregation in Louisiana

School Closures and Accusations of Segregation in Louisiana:
The Southern Poverty Law Center filed not one, but two, civil rights complaints against the board. In the first complaint, SPLC alleged the school system discriminates against black and disabled students. Part of the evidence presented by SPLC was ...


The Nation. (blog)

Jury selection for woman accused of kidnapping for ransom

Jury selection for woman accused of kidnapping for ransom: She faces life in prison without parole if convicted. Moreno allegedly met Mexican businessman Eduardo Gonzalez-Tostado at a coffee shop on June 8, 2007 and immediately lured him to the South Bay home with a false hope the two would be intimate.


Gangster-Turned-Lawyer Returned to Crime, Faces Sentencing in July

Gangster-Turned-Lawyer Returned to Crime, Faces Sentencing in July:
Barry took Gullien along on interviews in a Mexican Mafia murder case, and she urged the state bar to admit him despite his criminal record. The new lawyer earned a reputation among prisoners for taking the time to talk to clients because he was from ...


ABC News

Return of investors could propel Haiti's growth

Return of investors could propel Haiti's growth: PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Forty years ago, Haiti had a slight economic advantage over the neighbouring Dominican Republic and investor confidence could place the embattled Caribbean nation back on a growth trajectory.

Forty-Five Individuals Indicted in Puerto Rico for Drug Trafficking - FBI

Forty-Five Individuals Indicted in Puerto Rico for Drug Trafficking - FBI: SAN JUAN,—Two indictments charging two criminal organizations with large- scale narcotics trafficking at Puerto Rico's Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport ...

Restore Child Care and After-School Funding to Invest in Our Children's Future

Restore Child Care and After-School Funding to Invest in Our Children's Future: One in three children in New York and two in three public school children already live in poverty. Following this year's reductions, 77000 families living in public housing will not have access to subsidized child care and after school programs.


Mexico: A country with poverty that's no longer poor


Mexico: A country with poverty that's no longer poor

And the homicide rate in the DF is lower than California's. Mexicans lament the death of every innocent, and express frustration at the impotence of police and the judiciary to resolve these cases. But the drug violence and corruption up north don't ...

6.3 million Californians lack access to workplace retirement plan, Labor ...


6.3 million Californians lack access to workplace retirement plan, Labor ...

“Without significant policy intervention to improve the retirement income security of private sector workers, California will face a serious elder poverty crisis in the coming decades,” Rhee wrote in the brief. “This will not only put retirees in ...

Recommended: The states with the widest gap between rich and poor

Recommended: The states with the widest gap between rich and poor:
Though 8.1 percent of Florida households earn at least $150000 a year, 12.4 percent of the state population remain on food stamps. Many Floridians live in extreme poverty, as Florida has the third-largest number of households -- in excess of a quarter ...


msnbc.com

Summer food program for kids set to expand


Summer food program for kids set to expand

... number of Florida'schildren now living below the poverty line, the state is expecting its busiest summer food program ever. "We anticipate dramatic increases," said Debra Susie, executive director of the nonprofit anti-hunger agency Florida Impact.

Obamacare bad for women (and men)

Obamacare bad for women (and men): More women than men struggle financially, so any government subsidy or anti-poverty program can be said to "especially" help women. This was a tactic employed to advance Obamacare and now is being used to scare the public about a possible Supreme Court ...

Adaptive technology provides disabled people with technical skills

Adaptive technology provides disabled people with technical skills: Trust for the Americas program gives disabled individuals in Latin America a path out of poverty through employment. By Mary K. Pratt Computerworld - The Trust for the Americas was witnessing a problem of nearly epidemic proportions: Some 80% to 90% of ...

Chipping at the foundations

Chipping at the foundations:
The IACHR has become more ambitious in the past decade, expanding from its historic purview of political repression to include gay rights, labour rights and indigenous rights. That has put it in conflict with Brazil, Latin America's heavyweight.


The Economist

Member states slam OAS human rights panel

Member states slam OAS human rights panel: CARACAS, Venezuela — The Organization of American States must evolve or die. That was the central message from a bloc of Latin American nations challenging the body's role in the region. As the annual OAS General ...

Stop the Murders of Street Kids

Stop the Murders of Street Kids: I am heading back to Honduras in a few weeks, and I'm glad to report that Covenant House and its Latin American branch, Casa Alianza, is lighting candles there, while describing -- and yes, cursing -- the darkness. In Tegucigalpa, we care for about 180 ...